Canadian Valorant pro player Loic “effys” Saugaveau announced that he has left North American organization NRG after the team fell short of qualifying for the First Strike tournament set to take place in December.
NRG was unable to qualify for the Nerd Street Gamers closed qualifier after they lost to Complexity in the top 32 open qualifier. The team then regrouped and made their way into the second closed qualifier during the UMG tournament.
Unfortunately, the team was placed in the most competitive group stage bracket with the likes of TSM, FaZe Clan, and Andbox. NRG managed to defeat Andbox, but were eventually eliminated from the tournament after a 2-1 loss to TSM and a 2-0 defeat to FaZe Clan.
NRG had high hopes for its Valorant roster with the signing of top North American CS:GO talents Damian “daps” Steele, Sam “s0m” Oh, and coach Chet Singh. NRG then completed its Valorant roster with the addition of effys as a trial member, right after the Canadian player was benched by Gen.G Esports.
NRG has yet to announce a new roster member, but effys has stated that he will be moving forward with his Valorant pro career and is looking to be an in-game leader on a Valorant roster.